A powerful and emotional shot, After Exodus, by Bangladeshi photographer KM Asad, has won the overall prize and title of Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year.
The photograph was taken in the vast Rohingya refugee camp which counts as home for over one million people in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh. Poignantly, the camp has just been placed in lockdown in an attempt to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
“This moving image really speaks to our times,” says Caroline Kenyon, Founder/Director of the Awards. “The world is in the grip of Covid19 and normal life, whatever that may be, has stopped for all of us. These Rohingya refugee children remind us of the fragility of life, that our need for food for survival connects us all around the world. We are all the same.”
Asad won two categories before being awarded overall winner. After Exodus won the Politics of Food category while his image Making Together won the Food for Celebration category sponsored by Champagne Taittinger.
For the first time since the competition’s inception in 2011, the Awards evening was held online. It was watched by thousands across the globe, including celebrities from the food and photography world.
The competition is open to professional and non-professional photographers and has a prize pool worth more than £20,000.
2021 will be the tenth anniversary year for the Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year which will launch in July 2020.
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